Saab will do you right as long as you treat it like a beauty queen, high maintenance
Nothing wrong the first year I had the car.
Replaced both sets of brakes ($2,000) last year, and just replaced a bunch of hoses, pipes, and stuff ($900).
Sometimes it seems like a lot of money to put into this car, but I feel it's a pretty low maintenance car as long as I can keep it placated.
It's a very sporty sedan, which is a lot of fun with acceleration... But sometimes I wish the ride was a little smoother.
I love this car. The 9-3 is such a contemporary looking car, even today it still looks like a fine Swedish automobile. It's a shame Saab Automobile is gone, and I hope they are able to re-start in the future.
I often times go back and forth about if I'd buy this car again. When the engine light comes on, I loathe this car. But 99% of the time it is running smoothly, and I accelerate on the highway, a wave of happiness rushes over me.
I would buy another Saab, but I intend on either a Cadillac, Audi, or Volkswagen for my next car.
This is a great, relatively reliable car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2012